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Bascom, William Russell 1912-1981

Overview
Works: 202 works in 492 publications in 4 languages and 11,476 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Music  Exhibition catalogs  Archives  Sources  History  Bibliography  Field recordings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Recording engineer, Other, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: GN651, 572.96
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Continuity and change in African cultures by William Russell Bascom( Book )

55 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria by William Russell Bascom( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African art in cultural perspective; an introduction by William Russell Bascom( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general survey of African art as it reflects tribal and cultural influences
Ifa divination; communication between gods and men in West Africa by William Russell Bascom( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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African folktales in the New World by William Russell Bascom( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen cowries : Yoruba divination from Africa to the New World by William Russell Bascom( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"" ... a landmark in research of African oral traditions.""--African Arts "" ... a significant contribution to the understanding of Yoruba religious belief, magic, and art.""--Journal of Religion in Africa Yoruba texts and English translations of a divination system that originated in Nigeria and is widely practiced today by male and female diviners in the diaspora. A landmark edition
The sociological role of the Yoruba cult-group by William Russell Bascom( Book )

17 editions published between 1943 and 1969 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of West African art by William Russell Bascom( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1964 in English and German and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers of folklore( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponape: a Pacific economy in transition by William Russell Bascom( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drums of the Yoruba of Nigeria by William Russell Bascom( Recording )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igbin Drums; Dundun Drums; Dundun Drums and Shekere Rattles; Bata Drums for Shango; Bata Drums for Oya; Bata Drums for Egungun; Bata Drums for Shapana; Bata Drums for Orishanla; Bara Drums for Eshu recorded by William Bascom
African arts : an exhibition at the Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology of the University of California, Berkeley, April 6/October 22, 1967 by William Russell Bascom( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shango in the New World by William Russell Bascom( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to folkloristics by William Russell Bascom( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoruba FF62( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 31 documents about the Yoruba covers the time period from 1880 to the 1960s. The book by anthropologist William R. Bascom (1969) provides comprehensive first-hand ethnographic accounts of Yoruba culture as observed in 1937-1938, 1950-1951 and 1965. Articles by Bascom discuss aspects of Yoruba culture and society including social structure, cult groups and divination, functions of local credit institutions, and food and cooking. Other anthropological studies include both broad ethnographic surveys, and relatively short manuscripts examining specific themes including political structure, lineage groups, kinship and marriage, class and economic differentiation, craft organization, land tenure and tenancy, urbanization and change, and divination, cult groups, witchcraft and dynamics of gender and religion. Also included in the collection are reports by a senior colonial government official and two missionaries. The collection focuses largely on Yoruba communities in Nigeria, except Parrinder (1947) who provides a brief ethnographic survey of the Yoruba in Benin (formerly Dahomey). Readers will also find useful information in Matory and Bascom (1969) relating to the influences of Yoruba religion and art forms on the cultures of peoples of African origin in the Caribbean, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States
The esusu : a credit institution of the Yoruba by William Russell Bascom( )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principle of seniority in the social structure of the Yoruba by William Russell Bascom( )

3 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sanctions of Ifa divination by William Russell Bascom( )

2 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yoruba collection of William and Berta Bascom, from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley : guide to the microfiche edition( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African religious groups and beliefs : papers in honor of William R. Bascom by Simon Ottenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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African art in cultural perspective; an introduction
Alternative Names
Bascom, W.

Bascom, William.

Bascom, William 1912-1981

Bascom, William R.

Bascom, William R. 1912-1981

Bascom, William R. (William Russell), 1912-1981

Bascom, William Russell

Bascom, William Russell 1912-1981

Russell Bascom, William 1912-1981

William Bascom American folklorist

William Bascom Amerikaans antropoloog (1912-1981)

وليم باسكوم، 1912-1981

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਆਰ ਬਾਸਕਮ

Languages
English (244)

Yoruba (12)

German (1)

Afrikaans (1)

Covers
African art in cultural perspective; an introductionIfa divination; communication between gods and men in West AfricaAfrican folktales in the New WorldSixteen cowries : Yoruba divination from Africa to the New World